Experienced Civil Trial Lawyers Specializing In Insurance Law

Bohyer, Erickson, Beaudette, & Tranel, P.C., is a litigation firm with deep experience in the state, federal and tribal courts of Montana

The lawyers in the firm are specialists in insurance law, litigating insurance coverage and bad faith claims for insurers, as well as defending their insureds against all manner of claims, including personal injury, product liability, construction defect, employment, and professional negligence.

Our lawyers are licensed to practice law in the state courts of Montana, California, and New York, as well as in the U.S. District Court for Montana, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and various Tribal Courts throughout Montana. The firm’s attorneys are recognized as leaders in the defense bar and their community.   More Information

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defense & Coverage
  • Bad Faith & Unfair Trade Practices
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Negligence
  • Products Liability
  • Construction Defect
  • Transportation Law

Our Commitment to the Client

We provide comprehensive service through prompt access to knowledgeable and responsive attorneys.

Bohyer, Erickson, Beaudette, & Tranel, P.C. understands that clients often do not have days or weeks to await a response from their attorney, and that providing prompt advice to our clients is essential to effective claims handling.

Our firm is committed to:

  • Actively representing our clients before the courts.
  • Educating our clients to equip them with knowledge of current law pertinent to their business.
  • Engaging our clients in a continuing dialogue to ensure their satisfaction throughout the claims and litigation process.

Our commitment to these practices underscores the belief that each client deserves quality legal service at a fair price.

Firm News

Paul N. Tranel Obtains Affirmation of Coverage Denial from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals


On September 27, 2012, the Ninth Circuit issued a Memorandum Opinion affirming the District Court’s order granting summary judgment in favor of the firm’s clients, Defendants First National Insurance Company and American States Insurance Company, in a coverage denial case.  See Conley v. First Nat’l Ins. Co. of Am., 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 20281. 


Erin M. Erickson to Present on Current Insurance Issues at annual U of M Law School CLE


Erin M. Erickson will be serving on a panel which will be discussing Current Insurance Issues at the annual University of Montana School of Law CLE. 


Defense Verdict Obtained in Personal Injury Case


Nathan A. Fluter, an associate attorney with Bohyer, Erickson, Beaudette and Tranel, P.C. obtained a defense verdict in a personal injury case.